Ukraine's PM to appeal against anti-corruption body's signature regarding Vitrenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

National Agency for Prevention of Corruption of Ukraine claims that the official was appointed Naftogaz CEO illegally
17:15, 17 June 2021

Denys Shmygal
Open source

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal wants to appeal against the signature of the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption of Ukraine. This document states that Yuriy Vitrenko was appointed to the Office of CEO of Naftogaz-Ukraine illegally. The press office of Kyiv's district administrative court reported that on June 17.

"Now, the court decides whether the case would be opened on this lawsuit. In particular, the suitor asks the cort to cancel the signature of National Agency for Prevention of Corruption dating back to June 14", reads the message.

Kyiv's district administrative court also considers the appeal to involved third persons, namely Vitrenko himself and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Related: Appointment of Vitrenko as Naftogaz Head was illicit; it should be canceled, - anti-corruption body

On April 28, the Cabinet of Ministers officially confirmed that Andriy Kobolev was fired from the managerial office of Naftogaz's Executive Board. On the day after that, Yuriy Vitrenko stepped in.

On June 15, Oleksandr Novikov, the Head of the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption of Ukraine released a signature, in which he claimed that Vitrenko's appointment was illegal, so the contract with him needs to be canceled. In turn, Vitrenko claimed he would file an appeal to the court, saying that the Agency's signature was biased and illegal.

Related: Head of Naftogaz-Ukraine Supervisory Board initiates suspension of Yuri Vitrenko from CEO office


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